NNPC Scandal: Buhari Asked To Resign As Petroleum Minister
The scandal rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is yet to claim a victim.
But a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana wants the first victim to be President Muhammadu Buhari.
Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to quit as petroleum minister.
Buhari has held on to the position of petroleum minister but named Ibe Kachikwu as the Minster of State for Petroleum.
Falana’s call is coming after Mr. Kachikwu accused the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Maikantu Baru, of violating due process in the award of a $25 billion contract.
In a petition to President Muhammadu, which eventually leaked to the media, Mr. Kachikwu also accused Baru of insubordination.
In his statement on Sunday, Falana said it was better for Buhari to appoint someone else to supervise the ministry.
Falana also called for Baru’s suspension while calling for an investigation into the matter by relevant agencies including the anti-graft EFCC.
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